Carnegie Mellon University
April 20, 2011

Media Advisory: CMU’s Information Networking Institute To Host Panel on How Women Leaders Help Shape Global Marketplace

Contact: Chriss Swaney / 412-268-5776 /

Event: Carnegie Mellon University’s Information Networking Institute (INI) will host the “Women and Economy Forum,” in which a panel of global business leaders will discuss why women are becoming the largest economic force in the world.

“Women have become an influential force in the global marketplace not only as workers, but also as consumers, entrepreneurs, managers and investors,” said Dena Haritos Tsamitis, director of the INI and director of education, training and outreach for Carnegie Mellon CyLab, one of the largest university-based cybersecurity research and education centers in the U.S. “Acknowledging the global influence of women on the economy is not just a matter of fairness, it is good business sense.”

The panel members include: Kate Sayre, managing partner of the Boston Consulting Group and best- selling author of “Women Want More”; Marachel Knight, an INI alumnus and assistant vice president of operation support and project management at AT&T Antenna Solutions, Inc.; and Joyce Brocaglia, president and CEO of Alta Associates, Inc.

The event is open to the public. Seating and boxed lunches are limited. RSVP at

When: 1 - 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 26.

Where: The Information Networking Institute, 4616 Henry St., Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15213.